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  • NEW YORK— Fears that Greece's troubles could spread through the global financial system shook markets on Monday, driving U.S. stocks to their worst day of the year. Greece's Prime Minister, Alexis Tsipras, said his government would hold a referendum on budget proposals made by the country's lenders. Jeff Carbone, a senior partner at Cornerstone Financial...

  • SACRAMENTO, Calif.— Travelers easily whiz from city to city on high-speed trains in many parts of South America, Asia and Europe. Since the first high-speed lines began operating more than 50 years ago in Japan, they have become an essential part of transportation worldwide. "The challenge in America is the scale of America," said Robert Eckels, chief executive of the...

  • USDA proposes healthier fare for child, adult day cares Saturday, 27 Jun 2015 | 10:43 AM ET

    About 3.8 million young children are fed daily through the Child and Adult Care Food Program, which primarily reimburses day-care providers, and also provides food for children in emergency shelters and pays for after-school meals or snacks in areas where at least half the students qualify for free- or reduced-price lunches. Millions of more affluent...

  • LOS ANGELES, June 27- As calls grow to remove the Confederate flag from public spaces across America's South, Vanessa White says she questions whether that would mark real progress for black Americans like her. The 57- year-old Compton, California construction worker has seen and endured too much, she says, to be excited. Across the country, African Americans are...

  • DIARY- Top Economic Events to July 9 Friday, 26 Jun 2015 | 8:01 PM ET

    VIENNA- ECB Governing Council member Ewald Nowotny to speak on "Investment Financing in Austria- Importance of investment offensive for Europe"- 0700 GMT. LONDON- Reserve Bank of Australia Governor Glenn Stevens speaks at an event hosted by Official Monetary and Financial Institutions Forum- 0840 GMT. VIENNA- ECB Governing Council member Ewald Nowotny to give a...

  • June 26- Animal health drugmaker Aratana Therapeutics Inc said its experimental appetite-stimulating drug was found effective in dogs in a pivotal study. The company said it plans to submit the results to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration as it seeks marketing approval, and expects to start commercializing the drug in 2016.. The Kansas City- based...

  • *New-crop corn hits $4 a bushel, soybeans $10. Corn and soybeans also rose but pared gains as farmers took advantage of the rally and sold supplies of both commodities. Corn rose 9 percent, the most since July 2012, during a historic U.S. drought.

  • *New-crop corn hits $4 a bushel, soybeans $10. Corn and soybean futures advanced but pared gains as farmers took advantage of the rally and sold supplies of both commodities. At the Chicago Board of Trade as of 11:40 a.m. CDT, July wheat was up 31 cents at $5.63 per bushel after reaching $5.66, the highest spot price since Jan. 13.

  • The Corn Refiners Association, which represents high-fructose corn syrup producers, has hired Washington lobbyist firm, the Alpine Group, to challenge sugar's long-protected status, a spokesman for the organization said on Thursday. Its members include Archer Daniels Midland Co and Cargill Inc.. This is the first time corn refiners have publicly taken the...

  • At 4:35 a.m. each weekday, Stan Paul drives out of his Southern California suburb with 10 passengers in a van, headed to his job as an undergraduate counselor at the University of California, Los Angeles. On the return trip, Los Angeles' infamously snarled traffic often stretches their afternoon commute to three hours. "If we don't change, in 2045, the...

  • SACRAMENTO, Calif.— Travelers easily whiz from city to city on high-speed trains in many parts of South America, Asia and Europe. Since the first high-speed lines began operating more than 50 years ago in Japan, they have become an essential part of transportation worldwide. "The challenge in America is the scale of America," said Robert Eckels, chief executive of the...

  • *Wheat up as rain could impede U.S. harvest. Wheat rose on fears that storms could prevent the U.S. crop being gathered just as thousands of harvesters are rolling onto fields. Chicago Board of Trade July corn was up 1.06 percent at $3.80-1/ 4 a bushel at 0951 GMT after touching a session peak of $3.80-3/ 4, the highest since April 23.

  • The Corn Refiners Association, which represents high-fructose corn syrup producers, has hired Washington lobbyist firm, the Alpine Group, to challenge sugar's long-protected status, a spokesman for the organization said on Thursday. Its members include Archer Daniels Midland Co and Cargill Inc.. This is the first time corn farmers have publicly taken the...

  • CHICAGO, June 25- U.S. regulators will likely allow CME Group Inc to close most of its open outcry futures pits as planned next month, despite last-minute calls from a handful of traders and brokers for an extended review, industry lawyers said on Thursday. "This controversy is best addressed during an open comment period in which all interested parties can...

  • Thursday's event in Kansas City, Kansas, is the only public hearing the EPA plans before making a decision in November on the renewable fuel standard program. The EPA says it's reducing the volumes because infrastructure inadequacies limit how much can be consumed and because the industry isn't able to produce enough non-ethanol fuels to meet the...

  • June 25- Wall Street was set to open higher on Thursday as data showed that the U.S. economy was on the path to recovery after consumer spending recorded its largest increase in nearly six years. The Commerce Department said consumer spending increased 0.9 percent last month, the biggest gain since August 2009, after the 0.1 percent rise in April.

  • DIARY- Top Economic Events to July 7 Wednesday, 24 Jun 2015 | 8:01 PM ET

    WASHINGTON- Federal Reserve Board Governor Daniel Tarullo participates in "Conversation on the Economy and Financial Regulation" before the Council on Foreign Relations- 1200 GMT. WINDSOR, Canada- Bank of Canada Deputy Governor Lawrence Schembri will give a speech to the Windsor-Essex Regional Chamber of Commerce- 1610 GMT. LAUSANNE, Switzerland- Swiss...

  • Because of the number of those wanting to speak, the EPA is bringing in a second panel so the hearings can be conducted in two separate groups. They are the only public hearings planned on the issue before the EPA announces its decision. "There would be widespread noncompliance, and the EPA is not in the habit of putting out standards we don't think are achievable," he...

  • New era in police recruitment: courting hearts and minds Wednesday, 24 Jun 2015 | 11:48 AM ET

    But most of all, cognizant of the recent turmoil over officer-involved deaths in Ferguson, Missouri, Baltimore and elsewhere, America's police chiefs are looking for compassionate men and women who are in the field to do good. Take Victor Ransom, whose first assignment as an officer in Jersey City, New Jersey, is bringing him to familiar territory: his own...

  • June 24- Monsanto Co, the world's largest seed company, said on Wednesday that it would still pursue an acquisition of Swiss rival Syngenta AG, which has rebuffed talks about its $45 billion offer, even as it warned of market challenges. Executives at Monsanto, which also reported a higher-than-expected quarterly profit, said they hoped for a friendly deal to...